I am a graduate of Hofstra University with a B.A. in Theatre Arts. I put acting behind me after experiencing the business side of the industry while interning with Liz Lewis Casting in 2008, and have been working on the other side of the table ever since. I have worked in television, film, and theatre with several agencies around NYC.
Film (Thriller) Casting department Douglas Brown is a movie star who wakes up to find he is being blackmailed by someone he doesn't know. He calls his agent Jack Girardi who calls Hollywood private detective Frank Manascalpo to sort things out. Frank does well, at first, but he finds the wrong man. He finds an aspiring writer/director Max O'Leary, who is under the mistaken impression that the sudden attention he is receiving might be because Douglas Brown wants to make his movie. He doesn't. In the end, Max does get his big break in Hollywood. Unfortunately, he is going to have to kill someone to get it. Written by Anonymous
Film (Comedy and Drama) Casting department A quirky Brooklyn actress tries The Method to approach an Off Broadway role and is drawn into the shady world of egg donation clinics and the characters who populate them.
Film (short) by Starcatcher Productions/ Shuchi Talati Casting Director This short film explores the difficulty of choosing a path when the options are varied and seem to contradict, and imagines how one woman's life might turn out so very differently based on her choices.
Two Night Stand
Film (Comedy and Romance) Casting department After an extremely regrettable one night stand, two strangers wake up to find themselves snowed in after sleeping through a blizzard that put all of Manhattan on ice. They're now trapped together in a tiny apartment, forced to get to know each other way more than any one night stand should. Written by Anonymous
Television (Drama and Thriller) Casting department Dr. Ellen Sanders, a premiere surgeon, is thrust into a chilling political conspiracy when her family is taken hostage by rogue FBI Agent Duncan Carlisle. Ellen and her family are held captive in their home by Carlisle, a desperate man doing the wrong thing for the right reasons, who orders her to assassinate the President when she operates on him. His highly skilled accomplices include his brother-in-law Kramer, whose loyalty to Carlisle will be tested; quick-tempered and intimidating Archer, an ex-military man with a razor-sharp tongue; and the only woman involved, Sandrine, a mysterious last-minute replacement to the team. With her family's life in peril, Ellen faces an incomprehensible moral dilemma in order to save her overbearing husband Brian, her secretive daughter Morgan and her not-so-innocent son Jake. In this high-stakes standoff between Ellen and Carlisle, fraught with tremendous national and personal consequences, the choices between right and wrong become even more ... Written by CBS
Orange Is the New Black
Television (Comedy, Crime and Drama) Casting department The story of Piper Chapman, a woman in her thirties who is sentenced to fifteen months in prison after being convicted of a decade-old crime of transporting money to her drug-dealing girlfriend.
Television (Comedy, Crime, Drama and Mystery) Casting department The unlikely partnership between charming con artist Neal Caffrey and straightman FBI agent Peter Burke. Caffrey provides his expertise to help Burke catch other elusive criminals in exchange for his freedom, and together they prove that to solve the hardest crimes, you must hire the smartest criminal. Written by Twentieth Century Fox
The King's Whore
Theater by Starcatcher Productions/Jen Wineman Casting Director The NYC premiere production of Rob Santana’s “The King’s Whore: The Anne Boleyn story,” a modern theatrical re-telling of the story of Anne Boleyn that examines the political, religious, and human conditions that allowed a 16th-century woman trapped in a man’s world to change that world forever.
Change of Plans
Film (Short and Comedy) Casting director Max is a not-so-starving young artist and wannabe playboy who has never worked a day in his life thanks to his mother's credit card. When she finally cuts him off and forces him to take a job as a substitute teacher, Max tries to score a meeting with one of the biggest art dealers in the world in a last ditch effort to keep his artistic dreams alive. Written by Anonymous
Television (Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery and 1 More) Casting department CSI Head Detective Mac Taylor and his team solve crimes in New York City.
Television (Crime and Drama) Casting department Drama following six diverse NYPD rookies as they patrol the gritty streets of upper Manhattan. The new trainees include Jennifer "White House" Perry, a former college volleyball star and Marine MP in Iraq with a take-charge attitude; Ray "Lazarus" Harper, the oldest rookie and a former police news reporter with better sources than most seasoned cops; Tonya Sanchez, who comes from a family with a criminal history; Ahmad Kahn, an Afghani native who fought his way to freedom; Kenny McClaren, a fourth-generation police officer with great instincts but qualms about joining the force; and Jayson "Jackpot" Toney, a young basketball legend who squandered his opportunity in the NBA. Their demanding Field Training Officer, Daniel "Yoda" Dean, is a case-hardened, unsentimental veteran of the force who emphasizes basics and holds each cop accountable for their actions. Rounding out the team is Sergeant Terry Howard, a no-nonsense plainclothes officer from the Gang Intel Unit, who trains the ... Written by CBS
TV Movie (Drama and Fantasy) Casting department He thought his future was in an astrophysics lab. His true calling lies somewhere closer to the White House... See full synopsis »
The Rubber Room
Film (short) by 952 Productions Casting Director The RUBBER ROOM is a “work place” comedy where no one actually does any work. It follows a group of Board Of Ed employees (mostly teachers) who’ve been sent to temporary reassignment centers aka "the rubber room" for various disciplinary infractions while awaiting a hearing. Forced together with nothing to do, which creates an environment that resembles a hyper-real high school and a minimum-security prison, this tension filled environment erupts often over just about anything, among the various social cliques who form alliances whenever beneficial, against others and even one another for their own amusement, status, personal gain, & mostly to fight the boredom of being in the Rubber Room.
Theater by Dream Catcher Entertainment Casting Director Steven Dietz's adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel, Dracula, carries with it all the famed suspense and horror, without all the camp we relate with contemporary productions. As homage to Stoker, Dietz establishes the theatricality of the man and his world through a prologue delivered by one of literatures most beguiling characters. Despite the highly stylized nature of the piece, Dietz maintains the old world ambiance of Stoker's tale through his use of imagery and effects. While maintaining the original story, Dietz re-imagines the sequence of events in such a way as allows his audience to experience this aged story in a new way. Although other adaptations lean more toward British manner and dialect, this adaptation, seems more apt for American audiences. The Dracula legend has become a prominent staple in world superstition that the vampire element has evolved away from the campfire and is sweeping more modern mediums such as film and television. Dietz's Dracula captures the roots of the legend, leaving you with a fear and excitement lost in most modernized vampires myths.
Silver Ace Award (Las Vegas Film Festival)
Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY)